LHCOS Local Representative

What is the role of a Land Hermit Crab Owners Society (LHCOS) Local Representative?

A LHCOS Local Representative is someone who will be a resource for land hermit crab owners in their area and act on behalf of LHCOS to promote the four principles of C.A.R.E. :

Community & Conservation


Research & Rescue


Local Rep duties include:

  • Treating others with respect and kindness when representing LHCOS/CSJ
  • Provide proper care information to hermit crab owners using LHCOS care guidelines.
  • Act as an ambassador of LHCOS with your local pet stores by offering to drop off care sheets, information about the adoption center and help improve store conditions
  • Be an approved adopter
  • Help with transport of adoptees (within reason and not mandatory)
  • Be a resource to hermit crabbers in your area by giving suggestions for local stores you endorse or places to find supplies locally.
  • Organize meet ups or shells swaps in your area if there is enough interest (not mandatory)

Apply to become a LHCOS Local Representative

We are now only reviewing and voting on new Local Representatives twice a year. We will review and vote on all pending applications in February and August of each year.

Who is my Local Representative?

Browse the map to find your LHCOS Local Rep.

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